Your public health presentation should be 10 slides in length, use an appropriate application (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.), and comprehensively address the public health issue using speaker notes and scholarly resources for support. Support for your speaker notes will come from scholarly resources, including the following: at least two scholarly resources for the background of the public health issue, at least two scholarly resources for response to the problem, and at least two scholarly resources for current directions to address the problem.
It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the critical elements of the final product.
I am attaching the topic and artifacts and critical elements for your 10 slide public health presentation.
General Guidance for Presentations Consider your presentation as consisting of two complementary elements: the narrative and the visual. Your speaker notes are the equivalent to the narrative, so write them clearly, succinctly, and with proper grammar and spelling, so they are easily understood by a general audience. (Note that you will not be speaking, just writing.) The visual element, the slides themselves, support the narrative. Visuals keep the eyes involved in the presentation while the presenter speaks. As such, they should not repeat the narrative. Graphics that support the narrative are best: charts, tables, timelines, illustrations, and photographs. Visuals should never be simply “window dressing,” like a group photograph of a meeting; they must specifically support the points being made in the narrative. Bullet points are acceptable in combination with or, if necessary, without graphics. If possible, keep each bullet point to a single line. Powerful quotes from your resources can sometimes drive home your point. Finally, do not be tempted to fill the entire visual space. Insufficient white space results in visual clutter, prompting your audience to spend too much effort figuring it out (distracting the audience from the speaker) or simply ignoring it. The following are recommended steps for each section: Write your speaker notes first, using the worksheets from your milestone assignments. Create the visual element. Read the narrative to test for easy comprehension. Add visual elements that support the speaker notes. Try to visualize what the notes are saying.
Develop a presentation (using PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.) that describes a public health issue and national goals set for that problem on Healthy People 2020. The presentation will give an overview of the distribution of the problem in the United States, factors associated with the problem, social determinants of the problem, and any health disparities. Your presentation must contain speaker notes that fully address the contents below. Support for your speaker notes will come from scholarly resources. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: I. Background: Provide a clear background of your selected priority public health issue. Be sure you address the issue’s goal statements and relevant context for the issue in terms of the ecological model, citing scholarly support. II. Epidemiology A. Analyze the epidemiological patterns, causes, and effects of the health issue in the population. For example, how is the issue distributed in the population? B. Describe the social determinants associated with the issue. How do these determinants impact the health of those affected by the issue? C. Describe known disparities (i.e., socioeconomic, demographic, cultural, and geographic) associated with the health outcomes of your specific population with regard to the public health issue. III. Public Health Interventions: In this section, you will examine public health interventions published in the scholarly literature for how they addressed your selected public health issue. A. Analyze two published public health interventions used to address the issue, including the theoretical basis of each intervention. In other words, what were the strategies used to address this problem and what was the rationale for those actions, according to the scholarly resources? B. Explain how the selected interventions reflect primary, secondary, and/or tertiary intervention strategies for public health prevention. C. Explain how the interventions address social determinants of health and the disparities in healthcare associated with the issue. IV. Public Health Response: In this section, you will inspect the public health landscape to identify who is involved in responding to your public health issue and what actions they are taking. A. Describe the public health organizations involved in the response to the public health issue at the national and local levels. Use examples that show which entities are working on the issue and what they are doing. For example, what federal and local agencies and/or not-for-profit entities are involved, and what are their roles in the response? B. Explain the specific public health subdisciplines involved in understanding and responding to the issue, including what their roles are. Examples of public health subdisciplines include biostatistics, epidemiology, maternal and child health, and disaster-response planning. C. Explain the public health services involved in the response to the issue. What types of services, programs, or campaigns have been offered by organizations in response to the problem? Be sure to provide examples. V. Current Directions: Based on your understanding of the health goals and interventions, identify gaps in the response and draw connections to the broader field of public health. A. Explain the overall effectiveness of the public health response to your issue, based on any gaps between its goals and the current information and strategies. In other words, given what you understood about the distribution of the public health issue and the strategies that have been undertaken to address it, what are the obstacles to this public health response meeting its goals? B. Discuss the unique perspective that public health theoretical frameworks provide in addressing this issue. In other words, how is the public health approach different from the way other medical models might address this issue, and what advantages do public health frameworks have in terms of promoting positive health outcomes with regard to the issue? C. Reflect on the connections between the public health response to this issue and broader ethical questions of social justice, poverty, and systematic disadvantage. Specifically, how does the response help to improve conditions for people in their communities? Keep in mind ethical theories and principles studied in this course.